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Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Jambalaya Recipe

Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Jambalaya Recipe

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How To Make Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Jambalaya Recipe

Spicy, savory and full of flavor, this classic New Orleans dish is sure to please your taste buds.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1 lb. boneless chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice


  1. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Add chicken and sausage and cook for about 5 minutes, until browned.

  3. Stir in onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook for another 5 minutes.

  4. Add diced tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, smoked paprika, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt. Mix well and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Stir in rice and return to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover the pot. Cook for 25 minutes, or until rice is tender and cooked through.

  6. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


  • Calories : 695kcal
  • Total Fat : 35g
  • Saturated Fat : 11g
  • Cholesterol : 164mg
  • Sodium : 2874mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 53g
  • Dietary Fiber : 4g
  • Sugar : 6g
  • Protein : 40g
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